Headlines about AquaVenture (NYSE:WAAS) have trended somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm rates the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. AquaVenture earned a media sentiment score of 0.08 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave press coverage about the company an impact score of 46.7945021748118 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

A number of brokerages recently issued reports on WAAS. TheStreet upgraded AquaVenture from a “d” rating to a “c-” rating in a report on Monday, August 20th. Lake Street Capital began coverage on AquaVenture in a report on Friday, August 17th. They issued a “buy” rating and a $29.00 target price on the stock. JMP Securities lifted their target price on AquaVenture from $22.00 to $24.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday, August 9th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded AquaVenture from a “sell” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $18.00 target price on the stock in a report on Saturday, July 7th. Finally, ValuEngine upgraded AquaVenture from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday, July 5th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating and eight have issued a buy rating to the stock. The company currently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $22.14.

Shares of WAAS stock traded down $0.01 on Friday, reaching $18.11. 100 shares of the company’s stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 75,754. AquaVenture has a 12-month low of $10.87 and a 12-month high of $18.72. The company has a current ratio of 6.17, a quick ratio of 5.74 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.49. The company has a market capitalization of $479.25 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of -18.48 and a beta of 1.00.

AquaVenture (NYSE:WAAS) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, August 8th. The company reported ($0.19) earnings per share for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of ($0.20) by $0.01. AquaVenture had a negative return on equity of 7.34% and a negative net margin of 19.75%. The business had revenue of $34.45 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $32.64 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted ($0.21) earnings per share. AquaVenture’s revenue for the quarter was up 15.4% compared to the same quarter last year. sell-side analysts predict that AquaVenture will post -0.83 EPS for the current year.

About AquaVenture

AquaVenture Holdings Limited provides water-as-a-service solutions in North America, the Caribbean, and South America. The company operates in two segments, Seven Seas Water and Quench. It offers desalination and wastewater treatment solutions for governmental, municipal, industrial, and hospitality customers; and point-of-use filtered water systems and related services to approximately 40,000 institutional and commercial customers.

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